A wild boar caused panic among mall-goers after the animal got lost and made its way inside a sportswear store.
Shoppers alerted the authorities after they spotted the wild boar inside Alamanda Shopping Complex in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Sunday, according to Bernama.
Putrajaya Fire and Rescue Station chief Shaari Abdullah said they received the call at 12:30 p.m.
“We’ve received reports of wild animals in housing areas before,” he said, according to Coconuts KL. “This boar probably came from a nearby forest, but it is the first time any wild animal has walked into a mall.”
A total of eight personnel, two policemen and two fire trucks arrived at the mall at 12:47 p.m. and managed to escort the animal outside the building, World of Buzz reported.
After it left the establishment, the authorities said they handed the responsibility of capturing the animal to the wildlife division.
“The animal then headed towards the Precinct 16 rugby field and the case was been handed over to the Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) Wildlife Division for further action,” the chief told Bernama.
Customers shared images and videos of the animal wandering inside the mall, an unusual sight on a typical shopping day.
The chief said a wild boar shooting operation is being held every Sunday at the Federal Government Administrative Center.
He also requested officers to call the Wildlife Division when a case such as this arises so that the fire and rescue department can ensure safety and public properties are looked after.
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